Supporting Wallington Primary School – Night Market Friday 24th August

This Friday we will be supporting Wallington Primary School by taking a stall at their Night Market from 7.30 pm.  This should be a good evening with 28 varied stalls, raffles and a glass of bubbly on entry!  

The school is having a whole school concert for the first time and they are hoping that the money raised will help to put on this production and also enable them to purchase some instruments for the music room. 


Farmers’ Market at Osborne House in Geelong – Sunday 17th June

We have been invited to take part in the first Farmers’ Market at Osborne House, Swinburne Street, North Geelong on Sunday 17th June.  Why not pop along, we’ll have all the usual goodies, savoury and sweet tarts, rumble-de-thumps (gluten free), beetroot & zuchinni burgers (gluten free), pumpkin & chickpea burgers (gluten free), organic beetroot relish, Grandma Dot’s tomato relish, lemon curd (all gluten free) and of course Meredith Dairy marinated goat cheese, yoghurt and chevre!

Make it a great day out and visit the Antartica Exhibition, celebrating Mawson and 100 years of Australian Antartic Expeditions.

Glenlyon Food and Wine Fayre 2012

We are over the moon to once again be invited to take a stall at the Glenlyon Food and Wine Fayre to be held on Sunday 29th July.

The Glenlyon Fine Food & Wine Fayre  has developed into an exciting event with a commitment to showcasing the area’s cool climate wines along with new and established producers of fine food, the event is one of Hepburn Shires major events and is now firmly established on Victoria’s Food and Wine calendar.

As usual, the Fayre will be held at the Glenlyon Shire Hall between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Conducted by the Glenlyon Progress Association (GPA), the Fayre is set in the grounds of the historic Shire Hall in the picturesque village of Glenlyon.

We will have all our usual goodies including sweet and savoury tarts, the ever popular rumble-de-thumps, organic beetroot relish, Grandma Dot’s tomato relish, good old fashioned Lemon Curd and our new popular range of burgers!

Shire Hall, Daylesford-Malmsbury Road (Barkly Street), Glenlyon. 10 minutes from Daylesford.

Reviving Old Fashioned Foods – Simply Fresh Ingredients & Low Food Miles

With the latest food trend to bring back forgotten foods, we have decided that it is time to revive some of the good old fashioned foods that we loved from our childhood.  Recipes that our grandmothers used, sourcing simply fresh ingredients, with low food miles and with absolutely no additives, fillers or preservatives.

Our take on the Scottish dish Rumbledethumps proved extremely popular last winter, so popular in fact that we turned them into Rumble tarts for the summer.  Our original philosophy with this dish was to come up with something that included the ‘5 a day’ vegetables.  Well we exceeded ourselves, it contains 8!

This year we are happy to announce that we are introducing the ‘Homity Pie’.  A simply delicious pie that has proved a hit with vegetarians and meat eaters alike.

Homity Pie is a traditional British open vegetable pie.  Made with potatoes, onions, cheese, a hint of garlic and herbs, it has a history that dates back to WW2, when Land Girls working under rationing restrictions made pies from vegetables that were easily available in the fields.  The origin of the name of this dish is unknown, it is believed that the word ‘homity’ was made up for the pie  –  probably a local expression relating to rationing.

A little later in the autumn/winter months we will be introducing our take on another Scottish dish, Skirlie Mirlie  –  stay tuned!

Christmas Markets

A note for your diaries!  We will be attending the Torquay Central Farmers’ Market Twilight Market on Thursday 22nd December between 5.00 pm and 8.00 pm.  If last year is anything to go by, be sure to get there very early to be sure you don’t miss out on your favourite dish for the festive weekend.  Or to be sure you get what you want this year from the Hidden Secret elves, telephone ahead and order your favourite dish for collection at the market! 

If you miss out on the Twilight market, you get another chance to buy your favourite tart, relish, meal or bucket of cheese  –  we will be at Torquay Central Farmers’ market and Newtown Farmers’ market on Saturday 24th December from 8.00 am until 1.00 pm.  Again we are happy to take orders over the phone or email to ensure you have your heart’s desire ready for a delicious Christmas meal!

Ballarat Bridge Mall Farmer’s Market

We are delighted to announce that we have been invited to take part in the Ballarat Bridge Mall Farmer’s Market which takes place on the first Saturday of each month from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm.  This market is buzzing with activity.  Situated in the Town Hall Plaza Mall you will find authentic Victorian farmers market producers and growers plus a whole lot more.  This market is great for the whole family and is not to be missed if you are in the Goldfields region.